Dalì meets Dante in Ascona

The Italian government commissioned Salvador Dalì (1904-1989) in 1950 to illustrate a special edition of la Divina Commedia, the famous work by  Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Dalì made one hundred watercolor woodcuts format A4. They represent thirty-three watercolors each for Hell, Purgatory and Paradise and an introduction. They form an original and unique expression of the … Read more » “Dalì meets Dante in Ascona”

Virtual Reality Glacier Experience

The Morteratsch Glacier near Pontresina  (canton Graubünden) shows the consequences of global warming. In recent decades, the masses of ice have been shrinking at an ever-increasing annual rate. High moraines characterise the landscape and show where the glacier was in 1850. The virtual reality stations show where it will be in 2100. Over the past … Read more » “Virtual Reality Glacier Experience”

Autumn Market of Basel 1471-2020

The autumn market (Hèèrbschtmäss) in Basel is taking place for the 550th time this year. Actually for the 545th time. In 1721 and 1722 (pest), 1831 (cholera), and 1918  (Spanish flu) the market was canceled. This year, in 2020, there is no market either, but only the Ferris wheel and a food stall are present … Read more » “Autumn Market of Basel 1471-2020”